Liebe, Christian (17th/18th century)

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Christian Liebe was a Mennonite preacher in the Palatinate, Germany, who made a trip to Switzerland in 1714 to visit the brethren there, to comfort them in their persecution, and, if necessary, to baptize. But he was seized and condemned to galley service. A letter he wrote in Palermo with two surviving companions in suffering, dated 16 September 1715, describes their sad situation. His mother in the Palatinate presented a petition to the authorities at Bern for his release. Finally, on 10 January 1716, he was set free and at once returned to his home in the Palatinate.


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Müller, Ernst. Geschichte der Bernischen Täufer. Frauenfeld: Huber, 1895. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. de Graaf, 1972: 226 ff.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1957

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Neff, Christian. "Liebe, Christian (17th/18th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Jun 2018.,_Christian_(17th/18th_century)&oldid=83186.

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Neff, Christian. (1957). Liebe, Christian (17th/18th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2018, from,_Christian_(17th/18th_century)&oldid=83186.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 336-337. All rights reserved.

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